Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Thanks for following me around this week. Next week won’t be nearly as hectic, although I still have a few posts that haven’t gone live yet.

Many of us are currently celebrating a three-day weekend with trips and picnics and anything we can think of to enjoy the last joys of summer. I hope you aren’t reading this as soon as it posts—I’d much rather know you’re somewhere having fun. But this is here for you when the frivolity is over and we’re all back to work.

I’ve got some great writing links for you this week.

As I mentioned, I was really busy. What I didn’t mention is that Neil Young was the first concert I ever saw in person. And how are these two things related, you ask? Well, this week’s quote is about busyness and is by Neil Young.

It’s better to burn out than to fade away.

Love or hate his music, working hard or lazy days… it doesn’t matter. He makes a good point. When we pursue our passions, we are fulfilled. And we possibly leave a legacy that will last long after we’re gone. If we aren’t devoting time to the things we love, we languish. And eventually fade away.

I’ll ALWAYS consider my family my greatest passion and my number one priority. And I was there for them this week. But I also devoted a lot (and I mean A LOT) of time to my other passion—my career. It was a rough week. And I am feeling a little burnt out. But I refuse to fade away.

And I hope you don’t, either.


Now, this week’s writing links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:

Me
Story Empire
Romance University

Posts by others in the industry:

And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.

Have a great weekend!

31 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

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  1. I have my fingers crossed that this week will be easier for you. It’s rough to juggle so much and breaks are necessary–even if it means playing catch up later on. Wishing you all the best for a great week!

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  2. We have clouds and the hope of rain this morning after a smoky few weeks. I’ll take that as a good omen ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats again on your new release, I shared it in my newsletter this morning. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. Sounds like you’re ready for and need a long weekend. It feels like you’re balancing a mountain on your shoulders when everything hits at once. Life does that sometimes. Hope you can relax and enjoy for a few days.

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  4. Thanks for sharing my post, Staci. In fact, I’m in the process of switching back to the WordPress Premium Plan. The loss of the reblog and/or press this button has done me in. Now, I’m waiting for them to restore my blog. I decided I would learn the new editor right along with everyone else. Further reading shared that the plugin to keep the old editor is only a short time fix. The business plan is more for selling a product and I’m a long way from doing that. I hope this helps everyone thinking about the upgrade. โค

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  5. We feel like wer’e having a long weekend with the Bournemouth Air Festival coming at the end of the school holidays – Thursday to Sunday. With Family Team AK arriving on Wednesday evening from a camping expedition we have all been thinking Thursday was Saturday, Friday was Saturday…

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  6. Sorry youโ€™re burnt out, Staci. Hopefully the three-day weekend will offer some recuperation time. Thanks for the links. Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Every time I take time off, I get behind. So today, while I typically would be enjoying the rare third day off, I’m cleaning out email. Still, it’s more relaxing than “working” would be, so I can’t complain. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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